What’s on in January THEATRE AND DANCE
Cheshire Life’s guide to the best events in and around the county this month Cheshire Life: January 2019
UNTIL FEB 2ND
THE PRODUCERS Theatre producer Max Bialystock has a string of failures in his wake. But his downtrodden accountant Leo Bloom thinks that could be a good thing! Mel Brooks’ creation is a wickedly funny, outrageous love letter to Broadway musicals.
LA FILLE MAL GARDÉE Recreated by Alexander Gorsky, this remains one of the oldest ballets still regularly performed. A gentle tale of love thwarted, unrequited and found, it is a masterpiece of comedy.
Buxton Opera House, Buxton, 01298 72190
7TH-8TH ADAM KAY-THIS IS GOING TO HURT Award-winning comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this “electrifying” evening of stand-up and music.
SANDI TOKSVIG Sandi Toksvig is touring a brand new, one-woman comedy show. Expect tall stories, fascinatingly funny facts, really silly jokes, a quick fire Q& A and a quiz.
The Lowry, Salford, thelowry.com
12TH-19TH THE MISER BY MOLIERE, TRANSLATED BY FREYDA THOMAS Take one rich but very crabby miser, mix in a son and daughter both desperate for cash to further their romantic attachments, and stormy waters can be seen ahead in this classic comedy.
SNOW WHITE Congleton Pantomime presents the classic fairytale Snow White. A perfect show for all the family. Daneside Theatre, Congleton, 01260 271095
THE BAND A musical written by Olivier Award winner Tim Firth. It’s 1993 and for these teenage girls, the band is everything. They reunite after 25 years apart and try once more to fulfil their dream of meeting the boyband whose music became thrilled them. 14TH MOSCOW CITY BALLETROMEO AND JULIET Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet is the perfect marriage of a powerful dramatic musical score with a passionate love story. Brimming with Russia’s best dancers, beautiful sets and stunning costumes, Moscow City Ballet is at its outstanding best, performing to acclaim around the globe. 21ST-26TH A MURDER HAS BEEN ARRANGED A unique thriller and ghost story involves several mysterious deaths in the theatre in the past. A party on stage reveals a missing relative, an untimely death and a ghost like figure. This is a superb play from
Emlyn Williams, not to be missed.
Garrick Playhouse, Altrincham, 0161 928 1677
24TH HANS REY: RIDING LIFE Hans Rey, the former World Champion, pioneer of Freeride, Mountain Bike Hall of Famer and mountain bike adventurer, will take audiences on an inspiring journey through his 30 year career and show you some of the best trails and destinations worldwide.
Waterside, Sale, watersidearts.org
26TH-27TH STRICTLY COME DANCING LIVE TOUR The sparkling line-up of celebrities and professional dancers will also be joining tour host, Ore Oduba and the Live Tour judging panel as they dance around the country.
Manchester Arena, Manchester, Manchester-arena.com
29TH-2ND THE JERSEY BOYS Jersey Boys tells the true life story of four boys from the wrong side of the tracks who wrote their own songs, invented their own unique sound, and sold 100 million records worldwide. the conductor Jamie Phillips with guest soprano Joanne Lunn.
Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 0161 907 9000
13TH JOHANN STRAUSS GALA - WALTZING IN A WINTER WONDERLAND The Strauss musical dynasty wrote hundreds of uplifting pieces with a clear emphasis on memorable melodies and dance rhythms. This performance recreates the glittering romance of a 19th century Viennese ballroom featuring beautiful costumes of the period.
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 0161 907 9000
18TH THE ROY ORBISON STORY Get ready for a night of solid gold 60s hits and 80s contemporary genius as the Roy Orbison Story celebrates the musical legacy. Expect an upbeat and contemporary slant on Orbison’s legacy, as Barry Steele and Friends take audiences on a musical journey.
Crewe Lyceum, Crewe, crewelyceum.co.uk
24TH THE 1975 With their latest album, ‘A brief inquiry into online relationships’ debuting at number one in the charts, these local boys are back for an exciting tour showcasing their indie-pop songs. 24TH LADIES OF THE HALLE CHOIR Representing two distinct sides of the French musical personality, Berlioz and Saint-saëns make an intriguing combination. Expect a fusion of symphonic precision and a haunting atmosphere.
Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 0161 907 9000
25TH FASTLOVE: A TRIBUTE TO GEORGE MICHAEL Relive the passion and talent of a global superstar with this tribute. Jam-packed with crowd-pleasing anthems, from the Wham classics to the chart-topping success of the 80s album Faith. 25TH ABSOLUTE BOWIE David Bowie’s image has mesmerised fans since the early 70’s. This show takes audiences on a trip that presents all his best-loved personas. Performed by a world class five-piece band, this brand new concert features three sets. A true extravaganza of the wonder that is Bowie’s work.
The Brindley Theatre, Runcorn, thebrindley.org.uk
30TH SNOW PATROL Snow Patrol’s new album Wildness, is focused on tapping into something raw and primitive. The band is set to perform their latest album a nationwide tour.